2008 Hockey East Men's Ice Hockey Tournament

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The 2008 Hockey East Men's Ice Hockey Tournament was played between March 14 and March 22, 2008 at campus locations and at the TD Banknorth Garden in Boston, Massachusetts. By winning the tournament, Boston College was awarded the Lamoriello Trophy and an automatic bid to the 2008 NCAA Division I Men's Ice Hockey Tournament.[1]

Format[edit]

The tournament featured three rounds of play. The teams that finish below eighth in the conference are not eligible for tournament play. In the first round, the first and eighth seeds, the second and seventh seeds, the third seed and sixth seeds, and the fourth seed and fifth seeds played a best-of-three with the winner advancing to the semifinals. In the semifinals, the highest and lowest seeds and second highest and second lowest seeds play a single-elimination game, with the winner advancing to the championship game. The tournament champion receives an automatic bid to the 2008 NCAA Division I Men's Ice Hockey Tournament.

Regular season standings[edit]

Note: GP = Games Played; W = Wins; L = Losses; T = Ties; PTS = Points; GF = Goals For; GA = Goals Against

Conference Overall
GP W L T PTS GF GA GP W L T GF GA
#6 New Hampshire 27 19 5 3 41 84 54 38 25 10 3 132 94
Boston University 27 15 9 3 33 97 72 40 19 17 4 135 117
Vermont 27 13 9 5 31 67 78 39 17 15 7 88 106
#1 Boston College* 27 11 9 7 29 82 67 44 25 11 8 160 101
Providence 27 11 11 5 27 66 66 36 14 17 5 91 99
Northeastern 27 12 13 2 26 73 80 37 16 18 3 92 105
Massachusetts–Lowell 27 10 13 4 24 70 76 37 16 17 4 100 96
Massachusetts 27 9 13 5 23 73 71 36 14 16 6 98 97
Maine 27 9 15 3 21 59 73 34 13 18 3 77 92
Merrimack 27 6 18 3 15 48 82 34 12 18 4 71 93
Championship: Boston College
indicates conference regular season champion
* indicates conference tournament champion
Final rankings: USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine Top 15 Poll

Bracket[edit]

  Quarterfinals
March 14–16
Semifinals
March 21
Championship
March 22
                               
  1  New Hampshire 4 7 1  New Hampshire 4  
8  Massachusetts 1 2 4  Boston College 5***  
  2  Boston University 5 1 4
7  Massachusetts-Lowell 3 4 2     3  Vermont 0
  4  Boston College 4
  3  Vermont 1 1 4
6  Northeastern 0 2* 1
  4  Boston College 5 5 2  Boston University 1
5  Providence College 1 1 3  Vermont 3  


Note: * denotes overtime period(s)

Quarterfinals[edit]

(1) New Hampshire vs. (8) Massachusetts[edit]

New Hampshire won series 2–0


(2) Boston University vs. (7) Massachusetts-Lowell[edit]

Boston University won series 2–1


(3) Vermont vs. (6) Northeastern[edit]

Vermont won series 2–1


(4) Boston College vs. (5) Providence[edit]

Boston College won series 2–0


Semifinals[edit]

(1) New Hampshire vs. (4) Boston College[edit]


(2) Boston University vs. (3) Vermont[edit]


Championship[edit]

(3) Vermont vs. (4) Boston College[edit]


Tournament awards[edit]

All-Tournament Team[2][edit]

* Tournament MVP(s)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2008 Hockey East Tournament". Archived from the original on 2009-05-21. Retrieved 2009-03-15. 
  2. ^ "2013-14 Hockey East Media Guide". Hockey East. Retrieved 2014-05-19. 

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